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Gymnotus anguillaris  Hoedeman, 1962

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gymnotiformes (Knifefishes) > Gymnotidae (Naked-back knifefishes)
Etymology: Gymnotus: Greek, gymnos = naked (Ref. 45335).

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Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical; 22°C - 30°C (Ref. 13614), preferred ?

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South America: Amazon and Orinoco River basins, and related areas in northern South America.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12225)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in swamps and creeks with moderate water flow and where the bottom is covered with vegetation or plant debris. Feeds on aquatic invertebrates, insect larvae and crustaceans. Relatively aggressive, it lives in small groups (Ref. 12225).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Campos-da-Paz, Ricardo | Collaborators

Planquette, P., P. Keith and P.-Y. Le Bail, 1996. Atlas des poissons d'eau douce de Guyane. Tome 1. Collection du Patrimoine Naturel Volume 22, MNHN, Paris & INRA, Paris. 429 p. (Ref. 12225)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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